Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to tell the Senate panel next week that she warned the White House about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The senior Justice Department official who was fired by President Donald Trump will testify to the House Intelligence Committee in a hearing scheduled on May 8.
She’s expected to tell lawmakers that she spoke with White House general counsel Donald McGahn on Jan. 26 about the discrepancies in Flynn’s claims about phone conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December.
The White House has publicly stated that Yates only wanted to give them a “heads-up” about Flynn’s Russian contacts.
Yates was originally scheduled to appear in a hearing last month, but it was abruptly cancelled by then- Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
Flynn was fired 18 days after Yates’ meeting with McGahn, after news reports emerged that Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kislyak.
The Daily Caller reports:
Trump fired Yates on Jan. 31 after she refused to comply with his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Flynn was fired on Feb. 13, reportedly because he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kislyak.